Letters by a Modern Mystic

Letters by a Modern Mystic LETTERS BY A MODERN MYSTIC recounts Frank Laubach s spiritual journey Read about the remarkable results Follow the principles he addressed and the practical guidelines he developed What might you expe

  • Title: Letters by a Modern Mystic
  • Author: Frank C. Laubach
  • ISBN: 9781583313541
  • Page: 242
  • Format: ebook
  • LETTERS BY A MODERN MYSTIC recounts Frank Laubach s spiritual journey Read about the remarkable results Follow the principles he addressed and the practical guidelines he developed What might you experience in the practice of such a spiritual discipline

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    1. Matthew Green

      For several years, I'd been searching for a copy of Frank Laubach's Letters by a Modern Mystic and The Game with Minutes. They were excepts of letters from a missionary who worked to stay present to God in his thoughts throughout each minute of the day. Sadly, they've been more or less out of print for quite a while, and used copies were rather costly. There's something rather ironic about that, given that Laubach was the "Apostle to the Illiterates" Recently, however, a friend had discovered th [...]

    2. Jeff

      Forty-seven pages that pack a serious punch.The gist of this book is Frank Laubach's attempt to make God a constant part of his every day life by thinking about him constantly while doing other things that might, otherwise, be mundane tasks.Impossible, some might say, and Laubach did, indeed, find it challenging.The beauty of these letter excerpts is his honesty in speaking of his failures in this challenge. But, then, when he did succeed, the results were extraordinary.This little book comes at [...]

    3. Carol

      I just read it again in 2018. It is part of the Renovaré Institute, but I don't mind reading it again. It still is one of my favorite books, and this time, I was able to copy all the good quotes out of it in my academic journal for the Institute! I like my review below from 2014. I really think everyone should read this little gem (again and again)!Review from 2014:I have not read this book since 2009! I thought I had read it since then, but NO. I have read The Game with Minutes three times bec [...]

    4. Rebecca

      I was skeptical going in when I ordered this book upon the recommendation of a friend. I was pleasantly surprised at Laubach's equanimity when it came to Islam v. Christianity. For example:"A good Muslim would fill his life with God. I fear there are few good Muslims. But so would a real Christlike Christian speak to God every time he did anything--and I fear there are few good Christians. What right then have I or any other person to come here and change the name of these people from Muslim to [...]

    5. Eric

      Laubach underwent the experiment of putting God before his mind every moment. He is 1 of 3 who has written about doing this. This little book is outstanding, and I hope I could do this experiment too. I read it as a devotional, as I think one would get more out of it by relflecting on his letter for that day. One particular line spoke to me, " you must awaken hunger there, for until they hunger they cannot be fed." I enjoyed the last letter where Laubach states not everyone can be brilliant, bea [...]

    6. Andrew

      Really interesting. Laubach made it his life experiment to think of God every waking minute. Obviously this is difficult to achieve, but these letters chronicle his triumphs and failures as well as the thought processes that lead him to attempt this undertaking. To paraphrase, humans can't think of one thing anyway, concentration is just repeatedly thinking of the same thing from different angles. By thinking of Christ for a brief moment every minute, it becomes the context of all your other tho [...]

    7. Anita

      Loved this man's passion to know God; only the Holy Spirit could move a man to undertake the challenge to know God in every moment of life. A must read for people seeking to live in the Kingdom. Here is encouragement.

    8. Sara floerke

      Short little bookries of letterswith a potentially life changing approach to living life. This guy runs an experiment where he tries to keep in constant contact with God.He convinced meI'm trying it.

    9. Karen

      This reminds me to keep talking to God about my life, my emotions, my thoughts, and people I encounter.

    10. Craig Bell

      Simple little powder keg of a book. Where Brother Lawrence's "Practicing the Presence of God" urges us to make the mundane moments into sacred moments by realizing God's presence in everything we do, Laubach takes it a step further to seek the Lord's presence and will in every moment. While this book is short and easy to read, it is meant to be practiced and developed. I appreciate the great challenge presented by Laubach and the joy I've already experienced in the process.

    11. Lynn Winesett

      A profound and life-changing bookA profound and life-changing book if his method is applied. It's easy to read, and the instructions are clear and applicable to everyone.

    12. Neil Coulter

      I first heard of Frank C. Laubach's Letters by a Modern Mystic from an excerpted portion in Richard J. Foster's edited collection Devotional Classics. I was immediately attracted to Laubach's honest, transparent prose, and I ordered a copy of the book. Once I received the book, however, I put it off for several months. I think this was partly because I feared how the book would challenge me, and partly because I wanted a good stretch of focused time to really dig into it once I started. That tim [...]

    13. Rick White

      Amazing Challenge; Amazing BookThe concept this book pushes is a moment to moment relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I was introduced to both the concept and the author in Max Lucado's wonderful book, "A Heart Like Jesus"Once intrigued by the thought of continuous communion with God, I purchased this book immediately and dug into it as a starving man would a meal.The passages in this book touched me in so many different ways as it opened my eyes to this amazing possibility. I h [...]

    14. Cynthia Egbert

      I really appreciated this man's struggles and efforts to put God first in his mind. It changed his life and the lives that he served because of this mentality. Here are a couple of favorite quotes from this book."One cannot worship God and Mammon for the reason that God slips out and is gone as soon as we try to seat some unworthy affection beside Him. The other idol says and God vanishes. Not because God is 'a jealous God' but because sincerity and insincerity are contradictions and cannot both [...]

    15. Matthew Green

      For several years, I’d been searching for a copy of Frank Laubach’s Letters by a Modern Mystic and The Game with Minutes. They were excepts of letters from a missionary who worked to stay present to God in his thoughts throughout each minute of the day. Sadly, they’ve been more or less out of print for quite a while, and used copies were rather costly. There’s something rather ironic about that, given that Laubach was the “Apostle to the Illiterates”… Recently, however, a friend ha [...]

    16. David Gwartney

      While reading a book by Dallas Willard, I ran across a reference to this book by Frank Laubach. Laubach was a missionary to the Philippines in the 1930s and this book is a collection of his letters written to his father back in the States. In his letters Laubach describes his attempt at a rather simple, but daunting experiment: to – quite literally – bring God to mind every minute of every day. I was personally intrigued by the contrast of this experiment. On one hand it is the simplest of c [...]

    17. Linda

      I enjoyed the passion with which the author wrote in the letters in the first half of the book. It instilled a desire in me to grow closer to God, perhaps not through the same means, but a desire none-the-less. I agree that it is a book that should be read more than once. I will be reading it again in September with the Renovare Book Club and will update this accordingly. I didn't get much from the second half of the book but I can see why it was included. Overall it's probably 3.5 stars but sin [...]

    18. Mark Thomas

      I will pass on what I read in a review of this book that made me order itware: this book can radically effect your life.This is a small but extremely influential book. With each page, you are drawn closer to wanting to know God better and better. This chronicle of one humble man's attempt to live his life in God is truly inspiring.

    19. Heather Tomlinson

      This is a wonderful little book, the thoughts of a missionary as he does his trade in a foreign country, with only God for company. He is spending his time focusing on Christ, and the book follows his ups and downs. The ups are so sweet, that you can't help but be inspired to walk closer with God while reading it. A real treat.

    20. Karyl Savageau

      Experiment. When I have experienced the presence of God, it is when I look and listen. At times that is to God in scripture, or in the beauty or wildness of nature, or in the world of human beings. It is always a much better place to be when with God than feeling alone and helpless. Laubach is a shout down the ages to remember whose we are. Pay attention.

    21. Sarah

      The writing style and obviously the culture references were quite a bit dated. However, you have to admire this guy's persistence and fire. I wouldn't recommend this for everybody as it was a bit hard to get through, but I found value in it just the same.

    22. Brenda Bindschatel

      I liked,the premise of this journal - trying to attain a constant awareness of God, but it was more a report of how well it was working than a diary of what he was doing to accomplish it. Didn't finish it.

    23. Tschrister

      This book challenged me in a way that few others have. Laubach's desire to remain in a continual moment-by-moment relationship with God is inspiring. I enjoyed the short letter format of the book which made for easy daily reading.

    24. Tonia Hau

      Great inspirational and quick read from a 1940's missionary. He developed a game of minutes to bring God to mind every minute of every hour, every day to find God's will for his life without being legalistic. Very encouraging and inspiring.

    25. AmyAdelseck

      This is one of my favorite books. I felt that Laubach challenged you to seek God 24 hours a day. He was practical and honest. This will be a yearly read for me. I read it twice this year. It starts better then it ends, but I still love it. I love his relationship with God.

    26. David Weller

      Good writing allowed me to follow his working concept. A powerful personal account of some of Laubach's devotional life.

    27. Melinda Griffith

      It is the concept of Brother Lawrence's Practicing the Presence of God but from a different era, setting and personality.

    28. Josette

      Very small book, but lots to think about. Basically, a more modern version of The Practice of the Presence of God.

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